IN SHORT: Nigeria’s minister of arts, culture and creative economy, Hannatu Musawa, has made headlines over her controversial NYSC status. But a viral video showing a woman dancing and vaping at a party is not related to her.
Its caption reads: “This lady is currently Tinubu's New Minister of Art, Culture and Creative Economy, You can see Hannatu Musawa celebrating her appointment at an event somewhere in Nigeria. This is Nigeria of some people’s dream.”
But is Musawa the woman seen partying in the video? We checked.
Video not showing the minister
The woman in the video dances and sings to Fuji music, a genre of music synonymous with the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria and only understood by Yoruba speakers.
But Musawa is from the Fulani tribe in Katsina state, in northern Nigeria, and Yoruba is not commonly spoken by northerners.
We checked Musawa's photo on different occasions and compared it with the woman in the video – they are not the same person. There’s a noticeable difference in their complexion, facial features and their style of dress.
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